La Liga’s top of the table clash was intense and intriguing, but ultimately goalless.
Diego Simeone named his expected side, with right-back Juanfran available after his suspension was overturned.
Despite Lionel Messi’s return in midweek against Getafe, he wasn’t risked from the start – he joined Neymar on the bench, and Cesc Fabregas played as the false nine.
A draw was a fair result – both sides’ gameplan was clear, but the defences came out on top. Read more »